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WSJ.com, April 22, 2014

As territorial tensions continue to hover over the Asia-Pacific, Beijing has grown increasingly agitated at what it sees as Western efforts to portray it as a bully in the region. China’s territorial conflicts have indeed prompted negative coverage in the foreign press, but how much of that is due to anti-China bias and how much falls on the shoulders of Beijing itself?

According to one veteran strategist, Beijing itself is largely to blame.

In picking fights with so many of its neighbors, China is practicing “bad strategy,” Edward Luttwak, a senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, recently told me.

With Barack Obama about to arrive in Asia for a week-long visit, Mr. Luttwak argued that it would make much more strategic sense if Beijing were to “for example, focus on the Japanese,” emphasize their reluctance to fully own up to their sins from World War II, and “shut up about everybody else.”

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China Takes Over the World, RTHK Radio 3, April 19, 2014

In its latest episode, China Takes Over the World is joined by the following guests.

  • Bruce Linghu, Director-General of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles, former Director-General of North American Affairs of Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Taiwan’s former ambassador to the Marshall Islands
  • Edward Luttwak, senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, and author of The Rise of China vs. the Logic of Strategy

Amb. Linghu talks about the recent student protests in Taiwan known as the Sunflower Movement, Taiwan’s growing economic and cultural ties with Mainland China, and Taiwan’s territorial claims in the East China Sea and South China Sea. Elsewhere, Amb. Linghu has emphasized that Taiwan advocates a peaceful approach to resolving maritime disputes with its neighbors.

Dr. Luttwak talks about grand strategy and reactions from the United States and China’s neighbors to China’s rise. Dr. Luttwak argues that Beijing should simply “shut up” about its territorial ambitions, forego military expansion, and grow its economy instead of needlessly alarming China’s neighbors and the United States.

Hosted by Ying Ma, China Takes Over the World is a program about China’s growing economic, political and military power. It airs at 8:30 a.m. every Saturday in Hong Kong on RTHK Radio 3, the English channel of the city’s public broadcast station. Previous episodes of the show are available on podcast via iTunes.

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China Takes Over the World, RTHK Radio 3, April 12, 2014

Relations between China and Japan have been conspicuously strained in recent years due to territorial disputes and unresolved historical grievances. Nationalism in both countries has fanned the flames of hostility and made conflicts appear much more intractable. How do the views of the Japanese right affect bilateral relations and what accounts for its growing popularity in Japan?

Phillip Lipscy, Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department at Stanford University, joins China Takes Over the World to discuss.

Hosted by Ying Ma, China Takes Over the World is a program about China’s growing economic, political and military power. It airs at 8:30 a.m. every Saturday in Hong Kong on RTHK Radio 3, the English channel of the city’s public broadcast station. Previous episodes of the show are available on podcast via iTunes.

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China Takes Over the World, RTHK, April 5, 2014

President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit Malaysia, the Philippines, South Korea and Japan later this month. China’s rise and its territorial disputes with neighbors are expected to be a major focus of Obama’s upcoming trip. What should Obama say to U.S. allies in Asia and how has his China policy fared thus far?

Meanwhile, the Obama administration announced sweeping budget cuts for the U.S. military in February. China, on the other hand, plans to increase its defense budget by 12.2 percent this year. Is the United States sufficiently preparing itself for the rise of Chinese military power? Is China also beginning to challenge U.S. influence in the Middle East?

In its latest episode, China Takes Over the World discusses these issues with the following guests:

  • Gordon Chang, Forbes.com contributor; and author, Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes on the World and The Coming Collapse of China
  • Paul D. Eaton, retired Major General of the U.S. Army; former Commanding General, Coalition Military Assistance Training Team in Iraq; and Senior Advisor, the National Security Network

Hosted by Ying Ma, China Takes Over the World is a program about China’s growing economic, political and military power. It airs at 8:30 a.m. every Saturday in Hong Kong on RTHK Radio 3, the English channel of the city’s public broadcast station. Previous episodes of the show are available on podcast via iTunes.

To listen to this episode, please click HERE.

“China Takes Over the World,” RTHK, March 29, 2014

China Takes Over the World is joined by Prof. Eswar Prasad, author of The Dollar Trap: How the U.S. Dollar Tightened Its Grip on Global Finance. He discusses his new book and whether China and other emerging economies can break free of the dollar. In the second half of the episode, we are joined by Erik Prince, Chairman of Frontier Services Group, Ltd., founder and former CEO and Chairman of the private military company Blackwater, Inc., and author of Civilian Warriors: The Inside Story of Blackwater and the Unsung Heroes of the War on Terror. Mr. Prince talks about China, his company’s work in Africa and his new book.

Hosted by Ying Ma, China Takes Over the World is a program about China’s growing economic, political and military power. It airs at 8:30 a.m. every Saturday in Hong Kong on RTHK, the city’s public broadcast station. Previous episodes of the show are available on podcast via iTunes.

To listen to this episode, please click HERE.

China Takes Over the World, RTHK, March 22, 2014

On Sunday, March 16, 2014, Crimea voted overwhelmingly in favor of independence from Ukraine and unity with Russia. What are China’s views on the crisis involving the Crimea, Ukraine and Russia? How do China’s interests converge or diverge from Russia’s? China Takes Over the World discusses these issues with Dr. Ariel Cohen, Senior Research Fellow in Russian and Eurasian Studies and International Energy Policy at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC.

Meanwhile, e-commerce giant Alibaba and Sina Weibo, China’s answer to Twitter, are both exploring a listing in New York. Yet just because a company has gone public in the United States doesn’t mean that everything afterwards is smooth sailing. What are some of the issues that Chinese companies have faced from U.S. securities regulators and what should companies like Alibaba and Sina Weibo prepare for? Mr. James Kreissman, a partner at the law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, appears on China Takes Over the World to explain.

Hosted by Ying Ma, China Takes Over the World is a program about China’s growing economic, political and military power. It airs at 8:30 a.m. every Saturday in Hong Kong on RTHK, the city’s public broadcast station. Previous episodes of the show are available on podcast via iTunes.

To listen to the latest episode, please click here.

The Weekly Standard, March 24, 2014

–Article by Ying Ma

President Obama likes to promote his domestic policy agenda by highlighting economic competition from China. In particular, he has repeatedly pointed to China’s massive infrastructure investments to tout his proposals for infrastructure spending in America.

Second thoughts about the unintended consequences of China’s infrastructure boom and a new reform agenda have figured prominently in Chinese leaders’ recent rhetoric and policy priorities, but the American president appears oblivious to China’s actual experience.

Read the entire article on the website of The Weekly Standard.

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